European Politics and Institutions
EU Politics and Governance Forum
The end of the EU Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina: What lessons for the Common Security and Defence Policy?
13 June 2012
With the imminent closure of the EU Police Mission in Bosnia, Eva Gross examines its impact on the country, as well as broader implications and lessons learned for other EU Common Security and Defence Policy missions.
Comitology reform: setting the record straight
19 April 2012
In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat and Elisa Molino argue that the Lisbon Treaty has made comitology more transparent, streamlined and democratically legitimate.
The Polish Presidency - pushing the agenda and shaping the Lisbon system
2 May 2011
In this Policy Brief, Agnieszka Łada argues that the forthcoming Polish Presidency should push forward the current EU-agenda and shape the ‘after Lisbon’ system.
EP electoral reform: a question of trade-offs
24 February 2011
Changing the rules of the electoral game has long been considered a prerequisite for enhancing the popular legitimacy of the European Parliament. In this Policy Brief Corina Stratulat and Janis A. Emmanouilidis analyse recent proposals for an electoral reform brought forward by the EP.
Adding pieces to the European economic governance puzzle - Post-Summit Analysis
20 December 2010
In this post-summit analysis, Janis A. Emmanouilidis argues that EU leaders were justified in heralding the decision to establish a European Stability Mechanism as a major success.
Political trends and priorities 2011-2012
17 December 2010
In the context of this deep crisis, this Issue Paper by Rosa Balfour, Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Fabian Zuleeg provides an ex ante analysis of political trends and priorities in 2011 and 2012.
The European Citizens' Initiative: next step, implementation
16 December 2010
The authors of this commentary, Corina Stratulat and Janis A. Emmanouilidis, argue that the final rules will place politically sensitive burdens on the Commission while offering the EP new opportunities to engage with its voters.
The bumpy road to economic union - Post-Summit Analysis
2 November 2010
The political atmosphere ahead of the European Council on 28-29 October had been poisoned by the Franco-German Deauville Declaration.
The Treaty of Lisbon: A Second Look at the Institutional Innovations
27 September 2010
This joint study by EPC, CEPS and EGMONT makes a preliminary assessment of how the Lisbon Treaty is likely to work in practice.
Implementing Lisbon: a critical appraisal of the Citizens’ Initiative
28 June 2010
This Policy Brief by Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Corina Stratulat explains in detail how the Citizens’ Initiative should work in practice, and discusses whether it will have the desired effect in bringing citizens closer to the workings of the EU.